- To optimize drafting, the drawing tools need to be reorganized. I found myself going back and forth between Draw Parallel, Modify/Trim Extend, Draw 2 point line, Delete, and various snap tools. After a few hours, it was driving me crazy because I wanted my most frequently used tools together. Perhaps a custom tool palette is in order.
- The bezier tool (to draw curves) crashed on me multiple times. Partly because I did not understand how to use it. I may file a bug report over at LibreCAD on it. I prefer the bezier tool in Inkscape.
- There were a lot of drawing tools/methods in Inkscape that I desperately wanted in LibreCAD. Add/Remove points, change point properties, etc.
- The bright green icons are hard on the eyes and not visually appealing. I know that LibreCAD developers want to improve the icons too, but after a few hours, it is hard to look at the screen. This may be the first thing I work on that I can contribute back to the LibreCAD community.
This pattern piece is the first of many to be added to the support files. It is meant for testing and demo purposes only. It should never be considered production ready.
Of course drafting efficiency is only one of the problems to solve. The second required capability is manipulating the pattern piece for actual pattern making.
The pattern piece is located in the source files: